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Supporting LGBT+ older people
December 9, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pmfree
About this event
This event will take place online
Research shows that older LGBT+ people are especially vulnerable to social isolation and loneliness as they are more likely to be single, live alone, have lower levels of contact with relatives (Guasp,2011), and are less likely to engage with local services. Heaphy et al. (2003) found that over four fifths of older LGBT+ people do not trust professionals to understand their culture or lifestyle, and believed that traditional services aimed at older people are not accommodating of their needs, with half reluctant to disclose their sexual orientation (Guasp, 2011).
Time to Shine has funded a number of interventions to look at how older LGBT+ people can be best supported. In this session we will look at what worked.
As Time to Shine moves into its seventh and final year we are running a series of events for older people’s organisations. These events are of interest to anyone who works with older people, managers, paid workers and volunteers. The events will share the learning gathered from Time to Shine delivery partners in Leeds over the last six years, and will also include learning from the other 13 Ageing Better programmes. They will also involve you in discussion with colleagues about how you might use this learning in real life settings within your organisations.
The zoom link will be sent to you when you book. Please do encourage colleagues to join the event but ask them to book themselves so we can get an idea of numbers.
The event is free
The presentations are available as word documents for anyone using screen reading software, just ask.